Date: Late ninth century
Find-place: Dovre, Norsko (C59045)
Original can be found:
Our replica is inspired by the sword from Dovre, Norway (C59045). Description of the original can be also found in David’s article: http://sagy.vikingove.cz/mece-petersenova-typu
The sword is sharp. The blade is 3 cm shorter than the original. Welded iron was used for both the lower and the upper crossguards.
– double edged blade
– overall length 86 cm
– blade length 74 cm
– width blade 5,9 cm
– point of balance (CoG) 19 cm
– center of percussion (CoP) 51 cm
– the wooden grip is wrapped with linen string and covered with leather cord
– weight 1,12 kg
Oakeshott, E (1991). Records of the Medieval Sword
Androshchuk, F. (2014). Viking swords: Swords and Social Aspects of Weaponry in Viking Age Societies. Stockholm.
Ian G. Peirce (2002). Swords of the Viking age